When we think or talk about grease and oil stains we are repelled. We run away from them and for some reason, we just can’t wrap our head around the thought of cleaning them up on our own. This is because these are some of the toughest stains to remove. You think only professional carpet cleaning companies can tackle them. Well, you’re right but there are certain things that even you can do to make sure that your beautiful carpets and rugs are not ruined by oil and grease stains for good.
Some of your carpets and rugs and area mats are washable and this is your first hint. The primary key to grease and oil removal from any fabric is to use a good brand of enzyme-based detergent. You can also opt for stain removers that are easily available in the market these days and make sure to use water at the hottest temperature. But just not hot enough to damage the fabric.
Spooning Your Carpet – The Initial Treatment
Pun intended but wouldn’t you like to do it to your precious Persian carpets and Indian rugs that your son bought with all the love in the world for you? We can come back to that later but it is time to begin the carpet cleaning process by first of all removing all the grease and oil solids from your carpet. You can use the edge of a dull knife, a wooden spatula or a spoon for the purpose. DO NOT think that rubbing the oil and grease stain with a clean paper towel is a smart move.
In fact, it is going to further the damage by only pushing the grease deeper into its fibers. If the oily or greasy substance is a liquid, you should make sure to BLOT the entire thing with some plain dry tissues or white paper towels. If there is too much of it on your carpet, a professional carpet cleaning company in NYC would suggest you to sprinkle a bit of talcum powder or cornstarch on the affected area to absorb the grease. Leave it for at least 15 minutes and then carefully brush away the dry residue. Stay tuned for when we tell you what to do after you have removed all the grease and oil from your carpets you possibly could.